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back. four more years, u.s. president obama balm begins his second term becomes a member of a small group of presidents to earn a second chance to lead the united states. >> obama will never have to run for election again. that means time in office will be dedicated to governing and crafting a legacy. >> they had the power to change the course of history. and they are measured against their predecessors. abraham lincoln remains a huge inspiration for president obama. wayne is a washington analyst and former diplomat who examined years for what it takes for a president to become unforgettable. what could barack obama's legacy be? what will he be remembered for? >> i think his historic place is secure. however that does not mean his legacy is secure. his legacy is probably what he thinks his second term is all about. >> not far from the lincoln memorial, a tribute to america's many war dead. president obama is pledge to bring home the troops from afghanistan and to completely rethink defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending.
that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government. >> it shows the social democrats and greens grabbing power with one seat majority over the christian democrats and free democrats. it is not a mandate but it is an alarm for federal elections later this year. >> it was a neck
barack obama's second term is already officially under way. steve handelsman is at the white house with the latest for us. >> reporter: good evening. here at the white house today, president obama smiled and said, i did it, as he ended his first term and officially began his second. just before noon in the blue room, president obama was sworn in for term number two by supreme court chief justice john roberts. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> a hug from michelle. malia, 14, and sasha, 11, who joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes after his famous flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >> repeat after me. >> reporter: tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins, helping set camera angles today. pennsylvania avenue is set for the inaugural parade, delayed like the capitol ceremony, because they're nev
obama, and his challenger, mitt romney. that is the chinks of the second term on too many presidents. 27 of 19 presidents -- only seven of 19 presidents elected to a second term avoid having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 30% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security of economic climate. after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest that the gamble should not be taken. simply, that history into playing with politics might give us pause. so what does history predicted about a second term for barack obama lacks were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who have trouble or failed second terms, and what about others to succeed? and ken barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmires of second terms come and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply that there were not failures, or significant stumbles. some
. welcome, everybody. president obama kicked off his second term as leader of the free world. being joined by "early start's" john berman. and our chief national correspondent john king and john berman. we have the turnout, not expected to match the 1.8 million spectators from 2009. about half as many people, in fact, the president's second time taking the oath in 24 hours. fourth time technically as president. you can see there, the president took the oath with his daughters and his wife watching. there is a requirement, of course, that he is sworn in on january 20th. that's why it's done officially, and then done for the public. the vice president joe dieden w -- biden sworn in by chief justice sotomayor. the first latina to ever swear in a vice president. what do we expect today? lots of celebration, pageantry and some historic firsts. dan lothian following the day's events. how does it begin, where does it go, how does it end? >> reporter: a very long day. the president will start off his day at the white house, waking up, working out in the private gym, having presidential daily brief
the first obama term saying the number one priority was to defeat the president. did the republicans owe the americans a more cooperative tone at the start of the second term? >> i'm looking forward to a time we can all work together. i hope the president hit the reset button for russia during the first term, i hope he hits the reset button with the republican party. a time with divided government, that's when you can do the most big things, i hope the president and the republicans work together to do something important for the country in terms of our debt, entitlements, crucial we do that for kids and grandkids. >> both parties have internal divisions too. your party is trying to sort out mitt romney's loss in the election. a debate, some conservatives don't want a new immigration policy that allows those who came illegally to stay. some democrats don't want to touch medicare, social security. if you have a grand bargain who is the circuit breaker so everybody can talk together and things get done as opposed to confrontation? >> well, and this is the time to do it. there are big things
pennsylvania avenue. >> the parties are already in full swing. >> there are days to celebrate obama's term as 42nd president. we are right here at national harbor. in the nation's capital, it is one big party. this is one of the big tickets. is one of six dozen different galas and balls being thrown to celebrate the 57th presidential inaugurations. some inaugural advice for the rookies. >> it is always cold. have a good time. >> followed the protocol black tie. elegance party dress. >> eat before you come. then you come party all night and have fun. >> we found every brown at one of the two hot spots. the other star of the show, a towering custom cake from charm city cakes. >> it is the maryland convention and it is the maryland cake. >> hundreds of marylanders having a ball. >> at is the idea of having to america for a common purpose and a common good. that is something to celebrate. >> everybody who has ever attended an inaugural ball has george washington to thank. our first president celebrated his first oath of office by doing the minuet. >> now your 11 insta-weather burke forecast. >
watching "gmt." our top stories, in a few hour'' time, barack obama will be sworn in for his second term as u.s. president. he made history last time around. will he live up to the promise of change? we will be asking what he will do differently over the next four years. >> live in washington, in the middle of tight security the stage is set for the president to set out his priorities and vision for the next four years. >> the trial five men accused of gang raping a student begins in delhi. her father tells the bbc that even in death his daughter has left a clear message. >> you should stand up for yourself. do not suffer injustice. >> the aftermath of the algerian hostage crisis. up to 20 hostages remain unaccounted for. also in the program a shocking report on the effect of recession. >> girls dropping out of schools, girls' eating less, child marriages on the rise, i am taking a look at how girls and women have been harder hit by the global economic downturn. >> it is 12:00 noon in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, where barack obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term as u.s
insight into obama's second term. only on current tv. >> jennifer: welcome back to "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm in new york. we have been talking about the president's second-term agenda. the question is how obstructionist will republicans be? let's first revisit november 2010 when mitch mcconnell revealed his own agenda. >> our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny president obama a second term. >> jennifer: that would have been 2010. obviously center mcconnell failed, but has his tune changed now? well, consider the issue that has dominated washington since the 113th congress convened. here is what senator mck.c. connel's campaign manager had to said . . . sounds like the same old song to me. joining me now to discuss the obstacles is edward-isaac dovere, who's coming to us form dc and joining me here in studio is democratic strategy hank sheinkopf. welcome inside "the war room." let me start with isaac. isaac, what does the president's inaugural address suggest about how he is going to deal with congress in his second term?
what he said out to do it in his second term? general colin powell has endorsed barack obama in both elections. he was asked if the president has met his expectations during the first term. >> he has seen the economy come up again, and the employment -- unemployment rate is still too high but i think this will improve. we're out of iraq and we are changing our policy in afghanistan, and osama bin laden is dead. the president has made a commitment to education and he is running with a 52% approval rate, and this is a good start for a second term. >> what about the critics of the president to say that the deficit has grown and he has not put his weight behind climate change. in his first address, he mentioned climate change three times. and there are still problems in the country and the criticism -- is that he has given a fabulous speech but has not followed through. >> i think some of the criticism is fair but you have to also talk about his initial priorities or challenges. he is really committed to doing something about this in the second term. the deficit is one of the most diffic
second term at the white house. everyone decked out in blue pretty much and obama put his hand on the bible to a. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i feel faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> now today, president obama will attend his public inauguration in washington. the reason why that ceremony happened yesterday is the president that's be sworn in by i think it's noon on the 20th. that was the private sayre mope. the private one takes place today. as many as 800,000 people are expected to attend the swearing-in in washington. the president will repeat his swearing in and give the traditional speech. if you're wondering how markets have done since president obama took office, 10 5/% return for the nasdaq, 65% for the dow. we're not necessarily attributing this to president obama himself, but you can look at how oil markets have traded over the last four years. the recovery from the credit crisis had pretty much most to do with the trends that we're seeing here. present adding a
. >>> president obama's public inauguration is a few hours from now. what will be the focus of his second term? patti ann browne has the details. >>> heather, ainsley, mr. obama will have little time to celebrate as his second term begins with a full agenda. the inauguration festivities are taking center stage behind the scenes president obama is hard at work his second term officially begun as the country has several key issues that need attention. >> in front of congress and the country you have to continue to grow the economy engo and climate change immigration and gun safety. things are stacked up. >> gun control topped headlines in recent weeks. the president vowed to pass stricter gun laws it has lawmakers on both sides of the i' aisle up in arms. others say they don't appreciate the tactics. >> within minutes of the horrible tragedy in newtown he tried to exploit the tragedy to push a gun corolla agenda. >> some democrats say the time for gun control is now. >> this is the best chance at getting something done i think you will find much broader support than we ever imaged. >> outside gu
his second term? kelly wright is live with more. >> as you know president obama and vice president joe biden they had to be officially sworn in by law on january 20th. they conducted small ceremonies for families and friends on sunday. the president held his in the blue room at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> michelle obama and daughters malia and sasha on his side he placed his hand on the family bible and was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our li
begins his second term. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the battle lines drawn for the next four years. unity, immigration, and america's debt. up to 1 million are set to watch the president address the country from the capitol. the celebrations have already begun. ♪ baby, you're a firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. john's episcopal church, across from the white house. reverend luis leon, the rector right there. f
to watch president obama take the oath of office for his second term. once again, americans across this land filled with hope and a sense of renewal. and it's time for all americans to celebrate that renewal of our democratic system. it's a great day of pageantry, a great day of praised but, also a great day to think of what this country is all about and what it means for this peacefultrition of power. we will be there on our show today and on current tv a little bit later. but right now let's find out all of the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles, today's current news update. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. of course, the bill news of the day, it is president obama's public inauguration in washington, d.c. >> that's taking place at the u.s. capitol at 11:20 eastern this morning. first, though, the first family will attend church along with the biddens at st. john's episccapal in d.c. president obama actually began his second term in office yesterday. the presidential inaugurations always take place on ja
obama's second term official by began at noon today when he took the oath of office at a private ceremony. it's the public ceremony monday on the west front of the capitol that has lured people from around the country to d.c. for some it's a repeat trip. >> absolutely we were here four years ago. >> reporter: jay and kioka marks weren't here in 2009. they just had a baby, but this time everything worked out perfectly. what are you looking forward to tomorrow? >> just seeing the president in person. we actually got invitations, so we're real excited about that. >> on both sides of the bag they have actually the family portrait on the opposite side as well. >> reporter: as she's stocked up on inaugural souvenirs, minitia hicks of dallas, texas, was overcome thinking about tomorrow. >> fighting tears, just a wonderful time to be a part of history. >> reporter: it couldn't have happened on a more perfect day for charice hammond. >> it's my birthday monday, too. >> reporter: for georgetown student nicki dubois tomorrow's ceremony will be the culmination of a real life history less
four years ago when barack obama took office for the first term. even though it's the second time around for the president and his supporters some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh and new and most importantly, historic. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> president obama's second term officially began at noon today when he took the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. it's the public ceremony on the west front of the capitol monday that lured people from around the country to d.c. for some it's a repeat trip. >> absolutely we were here four years ago. >> reporter: jay and kioka marks weren't here in 2009. they'd just had a baby, but this time everything worked out perfectly. >> we just wanted to be part of it, be able to tell our kids, you know, about our adventures and everything. it was just really important that we make it. >> reporter: what are you looking forward to tomorrow? >> oh, just seeing the president in person. so we actually got invitations to be here, so we're real excited. >> on both sides of the badge they have the family
. >> reporter: twin sisters monica and veronica say it's mr. obama's second term that will be more historic than the first. >> it has been a little difficult, but we still have faith in him. >> reporter: i'm still salivating, because we saw the crab cakes come and go and never got to taste them. maybe we can get a doggy bag on the way out. but a party is still rocking and a ravens' win. hard to put yourself to bed, right? but many of us, thousands, have an early start tomorrow. i will see you at the inaugural ball at the convention center tomorrow at news4 at 6:00 and 11:00. we're live tonight from the national harbor, erica gonzalez, news4. >> my wife will make a crab cake for you sometime, erica. >> reporter: thanks, jim. >>> in just a few hours, dozens of streets downtown will be closed ahead of the inauguration. crews got an early start putting up gates and posting parking restrictions. our transportation reporter explains how you can get to the national mall tomorrow. >> reporter: so you already know getting down to the national mall with your car tomorrow, that's not going to happen. so th
of hundreds of thousands of on lookers. president obama's seconds term now underway. as mandated by the constitution. the president was officially sworn no office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, this time they got it right. no do over needed. the ceremonies coincide with the national holiday of dr. martin luther king. president obama will be sworn in with two bibles, one owned by martin luther king jr. and the other by abraham lincoln. the president and his family will attend a private prayer service at st. john's church across the street from the white house. at 10:00, the president heads to the white house to have coffee with congressional leaders. then at 11:55 a.m., the main vent. president obama will take the oath of office with the help of chief justice john roberts. today is expected to take on a less than euphoric tone of four years ago yet they're still going to hit on familiar themes like overcoming the bitter political divide in washington. senior obama advi
very much. we're going to have much more on what a second obama term will mean for business coming up with jerry seib. >> the u.s. market will resume trading tomorrow after posting its third straight week of gains with the dow and s&p 500 hitting five-year highs. is this just the beginning of a long lasting market rally? david: let's bring in our market panel. we have peter kenny, a managing director, and also joining us, zephyr management managing director. good to see both of you. do you credit the president with that success, do you credit the federal reserve and its money printing or do you just credit the american economy and its resilience and its ability to come back from the dumps? >> yeah, well, it is a little bit of all of that. we will never know how it would have worked out if there had been a different president of the united states. but you do know that the federal reserve has been quite instrumental here in pushing rates to historically low levels, flooding the economy with money, and chasing people into risk assets with the idea that that would create a sense of wealth
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for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and the blue section is in the left front seating area. president barack obama was officially sworn in and the vice-president was sworn in on the 20th. when it's on a sunday, there is a public ceremony the next day and there is another swearing in at the capital and that's where hundreds of thousands of people are headed right now and the swearing intakes place in about four hours and then there is the inaugural address. there will be numbers of a group called canine companions and perry explains why this is such a b
ready for the challenge of maybe real action in the second term? >> this is barack obama at his best. relaxed. speaking in aspirational tones. uniting the country. this really is a moment of celebration and the fact he's re-electing and must make a difference in this terms of speaking to the country. >> the latino vote for him never more important and the latino community in america never more important or larger. how significant is that in the second term? >> my hope is it's very significant. i believe it will be. he has a real connection to the latino community. we saw that with over 70% of latinos voting for president obama and confident in terms of the issue agenda and immigration reform and also the look of the administration, that that will be reflected. >> doug brinkley, put this in historical thing, a first time in a long time you have had three back to back presidents holding two terms. does that bring with it a certain stability to the administration of the united states? >> i think it does. you know? media pays a lot of attention on who's replacing hillary clinton, john ke
with a question on the minds of many people, as president obama's second term begins. how will the first lady's role evolve? we asked white house correspondent kristen welker to take a look. >> reporter: america may be politically divided, but most americans agree, they really like first lady michelle obama. ♪ you hit me like the sky fell on me ♪ >> reporter: public popularity on display saturday night at the kids' inaugural ball honoring military families. helping those families has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> reporter: her other focus, fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is
of his second term, a candlelight reception. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other. and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, th
events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, includin
. i'm term limited out. >> still on the committee. before the first obama inaugural there was a lot of chatter. it seems pretty quiet. security officials say they feel much more confident. have you heard anything? >> for all i know -- as far as i know everything is clear. >> amen for that. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, john. >> thank you, sir. >> good last name. >> it's a great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won
about president obama's second term. i'll ask him if there's any way to avoid a third. [ laughter ] a shop is charging a fee for liberal customers. that has to sting for utah's liberal. this is stephen colbert. ["the colbert report" theme music captioning sponsored by comedy central ( cheers and applause ) [crowd chanting stephen] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: welcome to the broadcast. [cheers and applause] thank you so much. please. good to have you with us. as you can see, folks i'm on top of the world today. [ laughter ] because of the study i read that forcing a smile genuinely makes you happier. i have to say, this study makes sense. that joker guy seems really chipper. [ laughter ] this is great news. i'm just so sad i didn't know it before. all right. all right. let's see what is happening in the news tonight. okay. checking the web here. president obama signed 23 gun control measures today and called on congress to ban assault weapons and 100 round magazines. [ laughter ] there goes my fishing trip, okay? [ laughter ] more on that tomorrow. what else do we have here? t
overreach in second terms. >> president barack obama's victory dance is about to become a dance against destiny. >> if we look back, some really great examples of really big things being done in second terms. but recent history, there is the potential for real disaster. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> according to polls by the gallop organization, second term presidents often end up with second-rate approval numbers. just ask trent duffy, former president secretary to president george w. bush. >> major combat operations in iraq have ended. >> a president's approval ratings who dropped 25%. >> if poll numbers drop down below 50, you will see the white house press corps turn more hostile. planning to get as much done in the early portions of this term is key. >> mr. president, i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. >> obama faces nomination fights, a divided congress and there is this. >> the president will either rise or fall above the economy. >> obama is off to a head start with current approval rating higher than first-term average, but he
inauguration plus insight into obama's second term. only on current tv. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> john: welcome back to current tv's coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president obama's term. i'm john fuglesang joined by jennifer granholm. we're thrilled to be with you providing play play by play brig you what's in the history and what's in the future. >> jennifer: thousands of people mobbing the capitol. >> john: former president carter and his wife, rosalyn showed up. it is a day of great history. it will be the first time the official invocation is given by a woman and by a nonclergy member as well at a presidential inauguration. it has been well documented that the president will be using two bibles when he's sworn in. one by abraham lincoln. one owned by martin luther king jr. those are the two men barack obama cites as his greatest inspirations. he's the fourth pres
.c. tomorrow for barack obama's second inauguration. technically, he was sworn in to a second term today but the public ceremony is tomorrow. four years ago when i covered the inauguration the temperature was a chilly 28 dreeegrees. the year the president promised warmer weather. steve handelsman has the forecast. steve, that's a pretty big promise, even for a president. >> reporter: looks like he's going to break it. that's not the kind of thing even a president can promise. the obama first term was tough, diane. the road ahead looks rough. tonight and tomorrow, all for offer this president an opportunity to get more americans i behind him and to have a little fun. president barack obama tonight started his second term at a glitzy dinner funded by supporters and joked, he loves michelle obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for his second term at midday. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr
taken credit for the deadly siege. >> president barack obama officially beginning the second term as president today, while the pomp and circumstance is set for tomorrow, the president quietly took the oath of office at a private ceremony earlier today at the white house. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> harris: and with his family at his side, president obama was sworn in by supreme court chief justice john roberts just before noon today. tomorrow the president will do it all over again. the constitution mandates the president be sworn in on january 20th, which is today. but because of a 19th century tradition banning public inaugurations on sundays, all pageantry will be held tomorrow. we'll have fox team coverage tonight. an and chief correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill and let's start with ed henry. the chief justice and the president got it right this time, i u
obama began his second term. it was a far cry from the epic event in 2009 with 1.8 million people on the mall. the second time around, president obama supporters are enthusiastic but the hope of four years ago is tempered by big problems. voter's lack of confidence in a wiashington mired in dysfunction. he will lay out his plans for the next four years. >> it is imperative that our leaders try to seek common ground when it should exist. >> joe biden kicked off his second term, sworn in by sonya sotomayor. the president and vice president visited arlington national ceremony and they attended services at one of the most historic black churches. >> 800,000 people are expected to be here to hear his goals for his second term. >> that address will take place in 12 hours from now. what tone will the president take? rita epstein was asked earlier. >> we expect him to talk -- reed epstien was asked earler. >> we expect him to talk about what he said earlier. bits and pieces, they fight for field position but inaguration speeches speak to people generations later who will hear them -- this
. we are now officially in term 2 of president obama. >> it's the true test of any democracy. transition of power without a hitch. >> today the president officially beginning his second term as we count down to the main public event tomorrow the inaugural address. ♪ >> so what will president obama tell americans he will do about the deadlock that is gripping dc? what can we expect to see ore the next four years? we have live fox team coverage. also the bloody hostage crisis at the oil plant in the african desert. now worse than any one first thought. what they are finding as forces finally secure the scene. plus the fate of the american hostages and the hunt for the so-called one eyed terrorist who has taken credit for the deadly siege. >> i am harris falkner. we begin with the oath. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you chief justice. >> first lady, his two daughters at his side today president obama was sworn
. they called on mr. obama to do better. >> he speaks in general terms likes the executive order approach a whole lot better than the legislative approach. you can't get all that foreign with executive order. you have to legislate and you have to legislate realistically. you have to realize you don't control the entire congress. >> republicans don't like that the president is converting his campaign apparatus into a purpose that helped him in his second term. they are thinking that is probably not a good sign in working in a bipartisan fashion. >> one area where they do not agree at all is over the budget. it>> it has been a source of problems when they work on critical issues and budget is a key component. the senate will do it's job one says. >> we have always intended to do a budget this year for two reasons. it is not true that we haven't had budget control and effect over the last several years. budget control lasted 2011 with ridged spending cuts that were in effect last year. we cut a million we didn't like it. we need a budget. >> we will cover it when it happens mike em anuel tha
days of events to celebrate president obama's second term as president. we're at national harbor in the middle of it. in the nation's capital, it is one big party. this is one of the big tickets -- the maryland inaugural ball. sponsored by maryland's democratic party, it is one of six dozen different balls and galas to celebrate the 57th presidential inauguration. for many, attending a ball is an important tradition. and says some advice for the rookies. >> we come here to have a good time. >> i followed the protocol of black tie. and elegance party dress. >> you eat before you come. then you can party all night and have fun. >> we found larry brown in front of the ravens game. the other star of this show -- a towering custom cake from charm city cakes. everybody getting a picture with it. >> i'm all dressed up. why not? >> hundreds of marylanders dressed up and having a ball. >> america for a common purpose and a common good. and >> that is something to celebrate-- >> and that is something to celebrate. >> that is something to celebrate. >> we have george washington to thank. he
. >> president obama's second term is officially under way. the constitution requires that he takes the oath of office yesterday, but today is when the american people celebrate his second inaugural. it is also dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor him by swearing in publicly with a bible once used by the civil rights leader sandy will also plays his hand on a bible once used by a bleak and. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national mall. >> what we are doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> the president and vice president along with their families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house, a tradition. the swearing-in is followed by the big parade and the inaugural ball. security is tight. 13,000 military and law- enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> protecting an event this large with this many venues and this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and organization. >> mr. obama and the first lady overnight with supporters at in
obama. the public ceremony is tomorrow. but according to the constitution, his second term officially begins today. moments ago the vice president was officially sworn in, and at noon today the president will take his official oath of office during a small private ceremony in the blue room of the white house. so the stage is set as well at the u.s. capitol for the inaugural address and public swearing in tomorrow. the president kicked off the weekend festivities yesterday with a day of service, and the first lady hosted a special concert for children of military families last night. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that makes this country so great. and when i think about who we are, when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you. >> on tuesday, it's back to work for congress, and there are two big issues that are going to dominate the beginning of the president's second term. guns and the nation's debt. joining me now to debate those issues, chuck schumer of new york and newly elected re
the second term, chuck. >> four years ago, enormous expectations for president obama. there were a lot of people, hope and change was big. this time, call it pragmatic hope as far as the public is concerned. as you see here, just less than 30% believe they're going to evaluate president obama with a clean fresh slate. 64% will evaluate him based on past feelings. and here, a continuation of a trend we saw throughout the first term. very similar to what ronald reagan dealt with during his eight years. personally, the public really likes president obama. 74%. but his policies, again, more people disapprove of the policies. 49%, than approve of them there, at 47%. so what about the next four years? sort of a mixed optimism, if you will. i go back to the idea of pragmatic hope. 43% optimistic. 43% pessimistic. 22% kind of mixed. and staying with the theme of word clouds, david, we asked folks to send a message to president obama. what would they like to say for his second term? and as you can see here, look at the most popular phrases. a lot of them have to do with the economy. fix the eco
released the new official portrait of president obama as he gets ready to embark on a second term. >> white house photographer show us a smiling president standing in the oval office. the first photo featured a more serious looking obama taking a few days before he was inaugurated in 2009. we like the smiling photo. take another look. we'll be right back after this. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> welcome back. 5:26. your weather first. we have a patch of clouds now, temps in the 20s and 30s out there. not too windy, yet wea. fight off these clouds a little later towards midday with partly sunny conditions. 40 at lunch time. only in the 30s in the northern then down ya valley. high of
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